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Doris Roberts Dies; Emmy-Award Winning Actress Was 90

Doris Roberts, a multi-time Emmy Award winner likely best remembered for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond, died Sunday in Los Angeles.

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She was 90 years old.

Roberts, a native of St. Louis, was a 20-year veteran of Broadway before she moved on to a wildly successful career in television.

She won five Emmy Awards in total, four of them for as Marie Barone, the mother of the title character on CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond, which featured Ray Romano.

The veteran actress also starred in a multitude of other television shows and movies, most notably National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

She is survived by her son Michael Cannata Jr., who she had with her first husband; Doris’ second husband, William Goyen, passed away in 1983.

Patricia Heaton, who co-starred on Everybody Loves Raymond, said the following in response to the sad news:

“Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and ELR nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much.

“She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest. Nothing gave her greater joy that her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud.

“It truly was a privilege Doris. I love you and miss you.”

We send our condolences to her friends, family members and loved ones.

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